PRP, or Platelet-rich Plasma, is what some are considering the ‘latest and greatest’ in the aesthetic industry as the therapy is being used to re-grow hair, increase collagen production, and even relieve joint pain, naturally!
This therapy was devised to extract the plasma and platelets from the blood and re-inject the growth factors into the desired area to promote new tissue growth. When the plasma interacts with local cells, it triggers cell division and migration, stimulating tissue formation.
You may have seen this treatment used in people with significant hair loss or through the increasingly popular Vampire Facials, however, we use PRP to also relieve individuals of joint pain, inflammation, or pain from acute injuries.
What to expect in your PRP session:
- First, you will have your blood drawn.
- Next, we will use a centrifuge to separate your blood into its 4 components (red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets).
- Upon the separation, we will then use a local anesthetic to numb the joint that is receiving the treatment.
- Your own platelets and plasma will be extracted from the centrifuge and re-injected into the treatment area.
- Lastly, we will have you rest briefly before being discharged.
Aside from the treatment being relatively low-pain, low-risk and quick, what we love most about PRP is its ability to help a patient with joint or muscle pain to 1) not be dependent on medication for pain management, and 2) be able to remedy the issue at its source by repairing joint or cartilage damage.
From the accelerated healing of injured tendons to the repair ligaments, muscles and joint function, PRP has helped millions across the US find relief.
Some frequently asked questions:
How often should PRP injections be given?
Up to three PRP injections may be given within a six-month time frame and usually given two to three weeks apart.
How long does each treatment last?
On average, the session lasts one hour.
When should an individual expect to feel relief?
Although results may vary, many patients experience a reduction in pain after the first and second PRP session.
What are some common issues that PRP can treat?
PRP is being used to effectively treat osteoarthritis, tendonitis, chronic joint pain, muscle or knee sprains, alopecia, acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
If you’re looking for a more natural treatment that gives long-lasting pain relief (and much more!), PRP may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. To schedule your PRP session, click here or call us at 281-746-9284.